Brett Kelman Nashville Tennessean Published 10:23 AM EST Nov 19, 2018 Rachel Blado rolled out of bed at 4:32 a.m. and sank into a chair outside her bedroom to read her Bible. Her unassuming home in the Nashville suburbs should have been quiet at this hour, but a faint chatter echoed from downstairs. Someone had left a television on overnight. Blado, a mother of three in her late 30s, shuffled down the steps into her living room, then followed the noise to the basement, which a year ago had been converted into a bedroom for her 20-year-old son, Josh Holton. Through the door, she could hear her son's TV streaming TED Talks, which he watched every night before bed. Blado peeked inside. Holton was sitting awkwardly on his couch, slumped forward and to the side, like he had fallen asleep while reaching to touch his toes. Blado stepped into the room to rouse her son, calling his name and shaking his shoulder. His skin was cold. Suddenly, Holton’s head rolled to … [Read more...] about TED Talks, the darknet and killer pills: A life and death in Nashville
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Entertainment By Elizabeth Pitts West Hawaii Today [email protected] | Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Tara Brown at Ohana Martial Arts has created "Empowered: An Evening for Tweens and Teens" on Saturday to benefit her Teen Empower program. (Elizabeth Pitts/West Hawaii Today) KAILUA-KONA — As director at Ohana Martial Arts, Tara Brown is able to interact with the children and teenagers in Kona on a daily basis and get a closeup look into their lives and struggles. Her insight into the needs of the community’s younger generation is what led her to create the Teen Empower program, which is holding its first fundraising event at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shorebreak Church theater. ADVERTISING “Empowered: An Evening for Tweens and Teens” features performances from West Hawaii Dance Theatre, Big Island Music Academy, Ohana Martial Arts and other nonprofit programs in the Kona area. Along with the … [Read more...] about Fundraiser puts on performances, ‘TED Talks for teens’
When Phoenix New Times asked me to attend Ted Nugent's August 5 show at Celebrity Theatre and write about the crowd, I was apprehensive at first and a bit conflicted. Why was this, you may ask? Well, for a few reasons.First and foremost, I like Ted Nugent. Talk to him about music and you'll understand why. The guy is a huge fan of rock and roll music. He is, dare I say, "bigly" passionate about the subject and has an almost encyclopedic mind when it comes to bands and concerts he attended. When I interviewed him in 2016, we talked for almost 90 minutes about all manner of things, but mostly his obsession with the art form that has given him so much opportunity in this lifetime. It's kind of endearing, really, but there are the other layers to the Ted Nugent onion.Even though I like Ted Nugent the music fan, when you talk to him, you realize that the only thing he's a bigger fan of than music is himself. He likes to talk about himself, and the confidence he exudes goes way beyond … [Read more...] about Republican Rock: What Kind of People See Ted Nugent Live in 2018?
TED talks are coming to Creighton on Friday, sponsored by the TEDx program. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required through Eventbrite. Jason Brown, senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host the event. Speakers include seven students, five faculty members and two alumni. There will also be a performance by Amy Lane, a professor in the fine and performing arts department. Victoria Sardella, junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the scheduled speakers for the event. Her talk, which she hopes will inspire people to move from a place of vulnerability to empowerment and leadership, is entitled “The 3 Point Punch.” “I hope my talk will inspire others by showing them that contrary to what we may believe, our greatest strengths can actually come from our most challenging obstacles,” said Sardella. TEDx is a branch of the TED organization that hosts local, self-organized events that bring people … [Read more...] about Creighton community prepares for TED talks
Ariel Schwartz, provided by Published 5:22 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 Ryan Lash/TED In some ways, attending the TED conference in person is exactly what you'd expect from watching TED talks online. It's an overwhelming experience jam-packed with scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and CEOs who all have their One Big Idea to share. Many of the big-name speakers — in 2018, they included SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell, architect Renzo Piano, and Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker — stick around for the whole event. It's not unusual to see them roaming the halls. There are also lots of well-known attendees who never hit the stage (the press isn't allowed to name names, but you can figure it out with a little Twitter digging). The conference costs $10,000 to attend, though there are $5,000 tickets available to select first-timers. In addition to the talks there are all sorts of indulgent experiences, buffets, … [Read more...] about What it’s like to attend the TED talks, where attendees pay $10,000 to learn the next big ideas